Rs.7 crore looted in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar

Written by | January 28, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan 28: Robbers struck at a busy area in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar and decamped with Rs.7 crore in cash kept in a Honda City car on Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred around 9.30 am when robbers arrived in a WagonR and stole money from the other car parked nearby.

According to the police, the victim was taking the money to a bank when the incident occurred.

While an FIR was lodged, police are trying to verify the source of the huge amount of cash.This is the second such incident in a week.

On Wednesday last week, a thief had broken into a Tanishq showroom in Hyderabad and decamped with more than 15 kg of gold jewellery worth more than Rs.6 crore.

The thief who later turned himself in at a local TV studio told his interrogators that he along with his cousin had drilled a hole in the rear wall of the shop located in the busy Punjagutta area in the heart of the city. They entered through the hole and broke open the locked table counters and looted the gold ornaments and stones. To fox sniffer dogs from detecting their scent, they sprinkled chili powder at the scene of offence, he said.

Based on his confession, police later recovered 528 gold bangles, 40 bracelets, 33 necklaces, 89 pendants, 58 ear studs, 98 rings, colour stones and emeralds, with a total worth of Rs.5.75 crore.

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